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c.1874 For Sale By Owner Fixer Upper Italianate in Saginaw MI $40K ~ Sold

1203 S Fayette St, Saginaw, MI 48602      $40,000 Sold for $25,000

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For Sale By Owner: This is a beautiful Italianate with cupola in the South Michigan Ave Historic District of Saginaw, Michigan.


Built in 1874, the home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was constructed for Mr. Wenzel, a Saginaw harness maker and was later sold to Harold Sperbeck, who owned it into the 1980s.

The two-story frame Italianate has bracketed eaves and a pediment breaking the eaves line of each facade. The house also has a low-pitched hip roof, with a twelve pane belvedere (cupola) with an arched roof line at the mid-point of the main roof. A one-story wing is connected at the rear of the house, with an alcove porch rimmed by dentils. The classically-inspired front porch with hipped roof, balustrade and columns must be a later addition. Note the carriage house in the backyard.

While the owner has completed and continues to complete a lot of work on the house, additional work will still be needed by a new owner.

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*5 bedrooms
*1 bath
*2,980 sq ft.
*0.33 acres
*Build date 1874
*Google Map
*Property Listing
*For Sale By Owner: 989-475-2759

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For Sale By Owner: Historic Italianate style fixer upper home with recent updates including bathroom remodel, paint, flooring, and more! Partial roof, new furnace, and hot water heater all done in 2018. This home has two levels dedicated to living with a huge bonus room on the second floor once used as a servant’s quarters with it’s own stairway to the kitchen.

There is a 3rd floor attic and a cupola on the center of the roof accessible by stairway from the 3rd floor. The kitchen features a huge pantry and a bonus room with huge storage closet.

The back yard is fully fenced with a large deck off the back door. While there is continuing work being done on the house and yard, the exterior needs to be painted, some interior painting may need to be done, and the kitchen does need to be redone, most of the floor also need to be done. Work to be completed by current owner is interior painting, fixing broken window panes, replacing kitchen steps, and yard clean up. Owner is motivated to sell and will entertain reasonable offers.

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